Begonia nepalensis

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Begonia nepalensis


Taxonavigation: Cucurbitales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales

Familia: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
Sectio: B. sect. Monopteron
Species: Begonia nepalensis


Begonia nepalensis (A.DC.) Warb., 1894


  • Basionym
    • Mezierea nepalensis A.DC., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 11: 144 (1859)
  • Homotypic
    • Begonia gigantea Wall. ex C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 2: 643 (1879), nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Mezierea nepalensis var. micropteron A.DC. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(1): 407 (1864).
    • Begonia nepalensis var. micropteron (A.DC.) J.Door. ex F.A.Barkley & Golding, Sp. Begon., ed. 2: 85 (1974).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional:Caribbean
      • Nepal to Assam

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Warburg, O. in H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, 1894. Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6a):142.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


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